The first killing of a secular activist in Bangladesh took place in February 2013. At least seven secular activists, including five bloggers and one publisher, have lost their lives since, while others have narrowly survived similar attacks.
A major corporation with ties to New Zealand is making millions running the Australian Government’s refugee “processing” centre on Nauru, Amnesty International said today. The system amounts to torture of refugees and people seeking asylum.
A new briefing, ‘Treasure I$land’, exposes how Spanish multinational Ferrovial and its Australian subsidiary Broadspectrum are complicit in – and reaping vast profits from – Australia’s cruel refugee “processing” system.
Amnesty International’s report, “Only Justice can heal our wounds”, tells the story of relatives, many of them women, who have spent years searching for truth and justice. Obstructed at every turn, they have been misled about the whereabouts or fate of their disappeared relatives, subjected to threats, smears and intimidation, and suffered the indignity of delayed trials and a stalled truth and justice processes.